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    8 tips for wheelchair users on trains

    A Rica blog post about travelling by train as a wheelchair user: top 8 tips for successful travel

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    Chris_Rica! After read out your post I just visit the blog and read it entirely. I was happy to see it because you have shared the great post about the travelling by train as a wheelchair user. The all tips that you shared in your post are worthwhile for all disabled persons and I am sure they will like your blog post.

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    I'd also add, check the train company. They have very different ideas of "wheelchair space". For instance, from Telford to Bham the trains are either Arriva or london Midland. Experience has shown to plan to catch the LM when poss. Its slower but with more room for wheelchair. Arriva is tight, do-able but tight.

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    I do not use the train very often but in the last 6 months have used the Merthyr Tydfil to Cardiff on the valley line on 3 occasions with Arriva Trains and I must rate them 1st class with no issues on being offered a ramp both on and off the train with no waiting

    No issues at all the staff both at Merthyr and Cardiff were extremly helpfull

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laureen View Post
    Chris_Rica! After read out your post I just visit the blog and read it entirely. I was happy to see it because you have shared the great post about the travelling by train as a wheelchair user. The all tips that you shared in your post are worthwhile for all disabled persons and I am sure they will like your blog post.
    Hi Laureen
    I'm really glad you like the blog post. Rica is a consumer research charity. Our information is independently researched and we want to give the consumers more of a say in how products and services can be made easier to use by everyone.
    Check out more on powered wheelchairs here:
    http://www.rica.org.uk/content/scoot...ed-wheelchairs

    We also have a consumer research panel which can sign up for: http://www.rica.org.uk/content/regis...consumer-panel

    Subscribe to our newsletter: http://www.rica.org.uk/content/regis...consumer-panel

    Thanks for your positive comments.

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    Also check you may be entitled to a disabled persons rail card to get yourself discounted tickets on both standard and first class fares. Check http://www.disabledpersons-railcard.co.uk for more details. It's worth getting as you can save a good deal of money on train fares plus you can get a discount to get a third off on Oyster travel in London - Some fares can be with the discount as low as £1.30 a bargain.

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